Thanks to Books on the Brain, I had a great book to read this week while
under house arrest recovering ~ The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. As soon as I read the review, I went to Borders and, thankfully, they had a copy in stock. I carried it with me to the hospital and read the first chapter as I was awaiting being wheeled into the operating room. Nothing like a good historical fiction to take your mind off the present. 😉
I noticed KBG did the Page 161 Meme which goes like this: Open the book you are currently reading to page 161 and read the 6th sentence on the page. Well, I already finished the book but I haven’t started another book so I’m going to use The Other Boleyn Girl. My Page 161 Meme is:
He gave an indulgent, lazy chuckle.
The “he” in the sentence is King Henry the VIII and his mistress, Mary Boleyn just gave birth to a girl. Ah, to be a woman back then would have been hideous ~ no rights AT ALL. As I read the book, I kept thinking ‘thank goodness I didn’t live in a time when women were so subjugated’but then I thought about all the women in the Muslim world whose laws make it so they are no better off than those back in the 1500’s. Today, the honor killings in most of the Muslim countries are not only accepted but encouraged and they are sickening. A woman living in those conditions today is no better off than the women-subjects of Henry VIII. I’m so grateful to have been born in this age and in this country!
In any case, thanks to Books on the Brain for a wonderful recommendation to keep my mind occupied while my body rested.